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  Prester John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reportedly a descendant of one of the Three Magi, Prester John was said to be a generous ruler and a virtuous man, presiding over a realm full of riches and strange creatures, in which the Patriarch of St.
Prester John's kingdom was the object of a quest, firing the imaginations of generations of adventurers, but remaining out of reach.
Wolfram von Eschenbach tied the history of Prester John to the Holy Grail legend in his poem Parzival, in which the Prester is the son of the Grail maiden and the Saracen knight Feirefiz.
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 A Medieval Tapestry|The Mystery of Prester John
This was that Prester John, of whose empire all the world speaks." Far from being the savior of Western Christians, Prester John is an arrogant overlord whose disdain for his subjects is in sharp contrast with the honourable Chinghiz Khan, who is the hero of the story.
Prester John makes his first appearance approaching the conclusion of the book, as is appropriate for a man who rules the land at the edge of the known world.
Prester John's sumptuous palace at Susa is the epitome of opulence.
members.tripod.com /medievalhistory/prester.htm   (2032 words)

  
 John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tommy John surgery, a medical procedure involving tendon replacement in the elbow, is also named for this man, its most famous recipient.
A Dear John letter is a correspondence in which a woman informs her fiancé or boyfriend of her intention to sever their romantic relationship, typically in situations where the man is stationed, as with the military, in a distant location for a period of time.
John or John Thomas is a slang word for the penis.
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 Mystical Unicorn:  The Legend Of Prester John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The medieval legend of Prester John originated in the 12th Century with two reports of visits of an archbishop of India to Constantinople and of a Patriarch of India to Rome at the time of Pope Calixtus II (1119-1124).
Because Prester John was reputed to have withstood the onslaught of Islam, he was perceived as a potentially powerful ally in the Crusades.
This Emperor Prester John when he goeth into battle against any other lord, he hath no banners borne before him; but he hath three crosses of gold, fine, great and high, full of precious stones, and every of those crosses be set in a chariot, full richly arrayed.
www.unicornlady.net /prester_john.html   (3562 words)

  
 PRESTER JOHN - LoveToKnow Article on PRESTER JOHN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The history of Prester John no doubt originally gathered round some nucleus of fact, though what that was is extremely difficult to determine.
Before Prester John appears upon the scene we find the way prepared for his appearance by a kindred fable, which entwined itself with the legends about him.
Nearly a quarter of a century later Prester John appears upon the scene, in the character of a Christian conqueror and potentate who combined the characters of priest and king, and ruled over vast dominions in the Far East.
70.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PR/PRESTER_JOHN.htm   (4752 words)

  
 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Prester John |Legend mythology Presbyter Pope Alexander the Great ...
Prester John as he is known in English, was a mythical medieval emperor whose domain was said to have extended from the ruins of Babylon to beyond India.
John’s enormous wealth was demonstrated by the fact that he carried a sceptre of pure emeralds.
Tibet) thus: “This is the land of the good King and lord, known as Prester John, lord of all Eastern and Southern India, lord of all the kings of India, in whose mountains are found all kinds of precious stones”.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /prester_john.html   (3353 words)

  
 Prester John (Fantastic Four/Black Knight/Thor/Deadpool/Cable character)
Prester John, eventually seeking to use Charles as a puppet monarch, persuaded him to attack Rollo, as he had decided trying to control the two kings would be too difficult.
Prester John sought to humble the Torch by using the Evil Eye to blast holes in the floor and ceiling to demonstrate its power, and then encased Wingfoot and the Torch in an impenetrable shield created by the Evil Eye.
Prester John served as one of the Four Muses that inspired Eurth, bequeathing to it the memory of a shining realm forgotten.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/presterjohn.htm   (4429 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Prester John
The first authentic mention of Prester John is to be found in the "Chronicle" of Otto, Bishop of Freising, in 1145.
Prester John had emerged victorious from the terrible battle that lasted three days, and ended with the conquest of Ecbatana; after which the victor started for Jerusalem to rescue the Holy Land, but the swollen waters of the Tigris compelled him to return to his own country.
In Germany Wolfram von Eschenbach, in "Parsifal", was the first to unite the legend of the Holy Grail with this history of Prester John.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12400b.htm   (2300 words)

  
 presjohn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prester John was supposed to be a descendent of the Magi and a possessor of great wealth.
It appears that Hugh talked to the Pope about Prester John because rumors had been circulating in Europe that he was going to come to the rescue of the Crusader kingdoms and Hugh wasn't to emphasize that this would not happen as Prester John was cut off from the Middle East by the Tigris River.
Thus the venerable legend moved to a new continent, and it was in Africa that Prester John's Kingdom was thought to lie when the earliest printed maps made their appearance.
www.mysocialstudiesclass.com /presjohn.htm   (994 words)

  
 Chapter Pre-Adamite Kings <i>to</i> Prester John of P by Brewer's Readers Handbook
John was made sovereign of Teneduc, and was called “Prester” because he converted the natives to the Christian faith.
Another tradition says that Prester John had seventy kings for his vassals, and was seen by his subjects only three times in a year.
In Orlando Furioso, Prester John is called by his subjec ts “Senapus king of Ethiopia.” He was blind, and, though the richest monarch of the world, he pined wi th famine, because harpies flew off with his food, by way of punishment for wanting to add paradise to his empire.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/174/1126/14929/3.html   (405 words)

  
 PRESTER JOHN, Ethiopia, Orthodox
Prester John is the name given to a mythical medieval Christian priest-king of a vast empire in Central Asia, and later in Ethiopia.
For instance, Prester John was believed to have the power of cutting off the flow of the Nile towards Egypt (an ancient Ethiopian tradition).
Again, it was said that, in Prester John's country, children were baptized with fire and not with water.
www.dacb.org /stories/ethiopia/prester_john.html   (351 words)

  
 The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin (prester_john)
PRESTER JOHN: A legendary Christian king of Asia, who in the twelfth century was supposed to have conquered the Mohammedans in a bloody battle and to have protected the crusaders.
On Jan 8, 1305, the archbishop of Peking, John of Monte Corvino (q.v.), told of a King George of the Nestorian sect, a descendant of the famous Prester John of India.
A careful study of medieval travels led to the 245identification with Prester John of Unk Khan, whom Rubruquis and others had declared to be the brother of a Nestorian King John, who had ruled over the Naymans, but had gained the throne of the Catai or Caracatai after the death of Coir Khan.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/encyc09.prester_john.html?bcb=0   (836 words)

  
 Review of PRESTER JOHN (1910)
Prester John was written as a boys' adventure story set mostly in South Africa.
Prester John is steeped in an atmosphere of plottings and 'risings' by disgruntled fl underdogs, manipulated by villainous men in touch with 'primitive' demonic forces.
As popular fiction, Prester John was in many ways John Buchan's most fertile expression of the solution to South Africa's 'native problem' in the early twentieth century.
www.johnbuchansociety.co.uk /fiction/fpj.htm   (912 words)

  
 Stories of Prester Ben and Prester John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prester Ben is often travelling far away from his little home town (Canterbury) on his little horse, and on many occasions he may be seen as a man of common sense and with a shrewd ability for reading human nature.
In it, Prester John described himself as the ruler of the Three Indias, ruling "from the Tower of Babel to the rising of the sun"; and he gave an elaborate account of the marvels and riches of his kingdom, and also declared he intended to visit the Holy Sepulchre in Palestine.
PRESTER JOHN was a "legendary Christian priest and monarch of a vast, wealthy empire in Asia or in Africa.
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 Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: Prester John
John de PIano Carpini and Marco Polo, though they acknowledged the existence of a Christian monarch in Abyssinia, yet stoutly maintained as well that the Prester John of popular belief reigned in splendor somewhere in the dim Orient.
Prester John, for so they are wont to call him, at length routed the Persians, and after a bloody battle, remained victorious.
After which victory the said John was hastening to the assistance of the Church at Jerusalem, but his host, on reaching the Tigris, was hindered from passing, through a deficiency in boats, and he directed his march North, since he had heard that the river was there covered with ice.
www.commonplacebook.com /fiction/myths/ch02   (4157 words)

  
 Names from Prester John's Kingdom - Issendai's Lair
In the 12th century, an emperor known as Prester John (Priest John) wrote a letter to the courts of Europe begging for help in defending his country from infidels.
Prester John - A cheerfully snarky take on the Prester John myth and the controversy surrounding it.
The Kingdom of Prester John - A page that claims that the letter from Prester John was not a hoax, and the Kingdom of Prester John was an Indian empire known as Sanfotsi or Zabag.
www.issendai.com /rpgs/prester-john-names.shtml   (286 words)

  
 The Kingdom of Prester John
However, we should note that even in Prester John's letter, he explains that there are many "Gentile" nations in his empire, and that later explorers into Asia had noted that his domains had quickly ceased to be Christian.
Prester John mentions the phoenix living in his kingdom, while a bird known as samandal capable of living in fire, was found in the land of Wak or Wakwak, which was contiguous with Zabag.
Prester John claimed to have descended from the "race of the Three Magi." The Muslim writers describe the inhabitants of Zabag and Wakwak as majus "fire-worshippers."
asiapacificuniverse.com /pkm/presterjohn.htm   (2917 words)

  
 Archived Weblog Entry - 04/25/2003: "Prester John ... needs aditional attention!"
According to Saradouglass "Prester John is a very peculiar medieval legend that originated sometime in the 1140s (about the time of the Second Crusade).
The letter first surfaced as early as the 1160s, claiming to be from Prester (a corrupted form of the word Presbyter or Priest) John surfaced in Europe.
Prester John of the Indies: A True Relation of the Lands of the Prester John (2 Volumes in 1)
www.llpoh.org /archives/00000136.html   (733 words)

  
 Kingdom of Prester John
The legend of Prester John arose in the mid-1100's during the Crusades.
Originally, Prester John was thought to be in Asia, but as that area became more well-known, the location of the legendary kingdom shifted to East Africa at the beginning of the 1300's, and that is where it appeared on maps for the next hundred years.
For a while, Prester John was confused with the king of Ethiopia, which had converted to Christianity in the 300's.
www.eaudrey.com /myth/Places/kingdom_of_prester_john.htm   (257 words)

  
 ORB Bibliographies: Prester John
Title: The Prester John of the Indies; a true relation of the lands of the Prester John, being the narrative of the Portuguese embassy to Ethiopia in 1520.
Author: Rey, Charles Fernand, 1877- Title: The romance of the Portuguese in Abyssinia; an account of the adventurous journeys of the Portuguese to the empire of Prester John, their assistance to Ethiopia in its struggle against Islam and their subsequent efforts to impose their own influence and religion, 1490-1633, by Charles F. Rey.
Title: The land of Prester John, a chronicle of Portuguese exploration, by Elaine Sanceau.
www.the-orb.net /bibliographies/pjohn.html   (1838 words)

  
 Prester John - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Prester John, legendary Christian king and priest, whose vast territory was believed during the Middle Ages to lie either in Asia or in Africa.
When the representatives of the Portuguese Empire arrived in 1483, seeking the legendary kingdom of Prester John, as well as precious metals, they...
The original impulse for Portuguese overseas expansion would seem to have been to carry the crusade against the Muslims on the Iberian Peninsula into...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Prester_John.html   (120 words)

  
 Prester John
Prester John (also: Priest, or Presbyter) and his realm were first mentioned in a chronicle by a German bishop.
It was believed that he ruled a monarchy built up by the Nestorian Christians and which was of considerable size and wealth.
In the 14th and 15th century, it was generally believed to be the Christian kingdom of Abyssinia.
www.pantheon.org /articles/p/prester_john.html   (110 words)

  
 Tenser, said the Tensor: Prester John
It is difficult to overestimate the influence of this fabulous personage, Prester John ("Prester" is an archaic word for presbyter, or priest), on the European imagination during the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Despite an enormous number of inconsistencies and improbabilities in the details surrounding Prester John and his realm, his existence was widely believed in for several hundred years.
The legend of Prester John was started by the publication of a 12th century letter addressed to the Byzantine emperor Emanuel.
tenser.typepad.com /tenser_said_the_tensor/2005/08/prester_john.html   (1721 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/presterjohn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With the frantic juxtapositions of dozens of different styles Persinger still insists PRESTER JOHN is simply a rock and roll band.
I'm happy to call Prester John rock and roll...we just have a few more twists than most groups." The PRESTER JOHN sound has developed over several years of Shawn's solo touring and performing (playing on 5 continents, 17 countries and countless cities).
Prester John is one of the best bands in Connecticut.
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Prester John: Prester John is the overall leader of Tamarkand.
Alcina: The matriarch of House Pegasi and Chief Battlemege of the Tamarkand.
Rowan mac Clann: The Dark Bard, sometimes called Rowan the Dark, he came to the Tamarkand and offered his services to Prester John to assist in communicating with beings of another, alternate, Lorasia whose doings were invading Prester John’s dreams.
www.hypercon.net /~lanza/Tamarkand.htm   (222 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Prester John,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This Ogier penetrated into the north of India, with fifteen barons of his own country, among whom he divided the land.
John was made sovereign of Teneduc, and was called Prester because he converted the natives.
Another tradition says he had seventy kings for his vassals, and was seen by his subjects only three times in a year.
www.bartleby.com /81/13609.html   (314 words)

  
 Registan.net :: Central Asia News » Nestorians and the Legend of Prester John
He said, indeed, that not many years since, one John, a king and priest living in the Far East, beyond Persia and Armenia, and who, with his people, is a Christian, but a Nestorian, had warred upon the so­called Samiards, the brother kings of the Medes and Persians.
In the thirteenth century, new rumors began to circulate of Prester John’s heir, David, who planned to overrun the Moslem empire and re-unify Christendom.
A supposed translation of an Arabic prophecy that predicted the destruction of the Muslim empire by armies attacking it from the east and the west began to circulate.
www.registan.net /index.php?p=3768   (1224 words)

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